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Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Whitworth University's safety program is fortunate to be supported by area law enforcement agencies. Because Whitworth is located within the boundaries of Spokane County, while outside the city limits, our most direct law enforcement contact is with the county sheriff’s department. From time to time, however, particularly if you are a resident of the city, you will find the city police department to be an important resource.

In any emergency, even on campus, 911 should be your first call.  On campus, non-emergency security matters should be reported to the Whitworth Security Office: 509.777.4444.

Spokane County Sheriff's Office
Emergency: 911
(Website includes links to information about sex offenders and neighborhood watch programs)
Crime reports: 509.532.9266
Other business: 509.477.5980
Address: Public Safety Building, Spokane, WA 99260
Web address:

Spokane Police Department
Emergency: 911
(Website includes links to information about crime mapping, traffic, licenses and permits, crime prevention)
Telephone: 509.625.3333
Address: 802 E. Sharp Ave., Spokane, WA 99202
Web address: